If you are bored with the Android apps and games you have on your device and you want something that’s worthwhile, then you need to keep an eye on our weekly roundup with some of the newest apps that have been released on the Play Store. This time, we’re bringing a good mix of productivity apps and games but you can also check out last week’s edition with such titles as TiVo, Camera 51, Adobe Creative Cloud and much more.
IRCTC Connect (Free)
The official IRCTC Connect Android app is here, so you can go ahead and use it to book a railway ticket anywhere in India. The app comes with one step login to existing users, the ability to search, book, view and cancel train tickets. The app also retains recently added passenger details and comes with upcoming journey alerts if you choose to set them. Those who have already downloaded it are complaining about presence of ads despite representing the government.
Futsal Football 2 (Free)
If you love football as much as I do, then you will definitely download this app. Futsal Football 2 is being touted as an “exciting, fast-paced small sided soccer game”. By the looks of it, the game still needs to be improved on the controls side, but the graphics has been praised by downloaders. Futsal is a five-a-side game, which is normally played on a flat indoor pitch. This app tries to mimick the game and bring it on your mobile devices.
The beta version of BrainWave is available on the PlayStore and you can download it to control your favorite music players by using natural hand gestures. You can Play, Pause, and Select tracks just by waving your hand over your Android device, without having to unlock the smartphone or touching the screen. The gestures are optimized for 1 foot to almost 3 feet away from the phone and the app utilizes the front-facing camera on your device.
The Maze Runner (Free)
The official Android app for The Maze Runner is here, so you can go ahead and download if you enjoyed the movie or you’re looking forward to seeing it. You will join the community of Gladers who are trapped in the center of an ever-changing deadly maze. You will have to run for your life while dodging falling boulders, fiery pits, and gushing aqueducts. You will also collect clues to unlock the Maze and complete new levels. You will be able to select your runner for speed and stamina.
Brain Wars (Free)
Somewhat similar to popular app QuizUp, Brain Wars is a new app that helps you increase your brain power while competing against players from around the world. Players who enjoy Puzzles Crosswords, Sudoku, and other brain teasers are those who will definitely download it. You can compete with worldwide challengers in real-time and it’s also possible to invite your friends for more fun.
Iron Desert (Free)
Iron Desert has landed on Android as a free cross-platform strategy war game with heavy tanks and combat in the black desert. The game comes with dynamic battle where you get attack enemy bases. There are also ratings and tournaments and a captivating storyline. The realistic graphics and a great soundtrack makes it an even more enjoyable experience on your smartphone or tablet.
Cars: Fast as Lightning (Free)
Gameloft’s latest game, Cars: Fast as Lightning is the official game of the Disney-Pixar popular animated movie. You will be able to play high-quality animated cutscenes with amazing voice acting, including Owen Wilson as the voice of Lightning McQueen. This is a completely customizable racing game where you can also play against friends and try to beat their track times. If you enjoyed the movies, you will definitely enjoy the game, as well.
Glympse Express (Free)
Glympse Express is a new Android app that enables you to quickly share a temporary link so others can see your location on a live map. You just need to open Glympse Express and select the app in which you wish to share location. Thus, it creates a link to your live map and opens the app you selected so you can paste it into the appropriate conversation. It’s possible to share via WhatsApp, Google Hangouts, Facebook Messenger, Twitter, Line, Tango and many other apps.
With the free ingenious Acorns – Invest Spare Change app for Android users you can help users to invest their spare change from everyday transactions into their own diversified portfolio. This is basically a simple and intelligent automatic investment system that optimizes your investment through diversification and automatic rebalancing. Acorns protects your information, prevents unauthorized account access, and notifies you of unusual activity and comes with low fees, as well.
With the Snowball app, you get messages from all your favorite social apps in a single place. The app organizes your messages from the apps you already love providing you with a single, easy-to-access place to view everything. At the moment, it supports Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Snapchat, SMS, Hangouts, Twitter, Line, WeChat, and Slack with more apps coming soon.